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French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use

May 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly... more »»

The Latest on IS: Sandstorm engulfs Iraq's contested Anbar

May 26, 2015

6:15 p.m. (1515 GMT)

A massive sandstorm is engulfing Iraq's contested Anbar province amid the fight there against the Islamic State group. more »»

Myanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya

May 26, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling... more »»

French diplomat doesn't see Iran nuke deal by end of June

May 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — France's ambassador in Washington says world powers and Iran will probably miss an end-of-June deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement. more »»

Greece mulls levy on undeclared deposits to raise cash

May 26, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is proposing to legalize tax-dodgers' undeclared money for a fee, a way to raise money as the country tries to reach a deal with creditors to get more bailout money... more »»

The Latest on IS: Militant video shows Syrian ruins intact

May 26, 2015

6 p.m. (1500 GMT)

A video released by a media arm of the Islamic State group purportedly shows the archaeological ruins of Palmyra apparently undamaged. more »»

Iraq launches operation to drive Islamic State from Anbar

May 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a major military operation to drive the Islamic State from the western Anbar province and retake the Sunni heartland where the extremist... more »»

Iran begins closed-door trial of Washington Post reporter

May 26, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian security court on Tuesday held the first hearing in the closed trial of an Iranian-American reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10... more »»

Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police

May 26, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday. more »»

The Latest on IS: Fighting, strikes near Iraq's Ramadi

May 26, 2015

3:18 p.m. (1218 GMT)

Officials in Iraq's Anbar province say there is ongoing fighting and airstrikes west and south of the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi. more »»

Iran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter

May 26, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian security court on Tuesday held the first hearing in the closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10... more »»

Fire at home for elderly in central China kills 38 people

May 26, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A fire that swept through a privately run home for the elderly in central China killed 38 people and left much of it a charred ruin, raising concerns over the safety of facilities... more »»

Iraq launches operation to drive IS from Anbar

May 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial... more »»

Police: 13 officers missing following attack; 5 injured

May 26, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thirteen Kenyan police are missing after suspected al-Shabab gunmen attacked their vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five other officers and burning five... more »»

Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there

May 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile o... more »»

Egypt allows Gazans to return home through border crossing

May 26, 2015

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow stranded Palestinians to return home. more »»

Report: Israeli leader offers talks over settlement blocs

May 26, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to renew peace talks with the Palestinian. more »»

Afghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold

May 26, 2015

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents, their ranks swelled by foreign fighters pushed across the border from Pakistan, nearly surrounded this northern Afghan city last month with an... more »»

UN officials didn't follow up on sex abuse claims for months

May 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. more »»

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

May 26, 2015

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities say a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage... more »»

 
 
 

 

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